Posted on 30 January 2010 by Codrin Arsene
Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls Is a 2008 direct-to-DVD movie loosely based on H. Rider Haggard’s classic novel King Solomon’s Mines. It stars South African actor Sean Cameron Michael as Quatermain. The movie was actually shot in South Africa, with mostly local actors and the story is somewhat similar to the original book. Quatermain is [...]
Posted on 29 January 2010 by Codrin Arsene
One of my fellow citizens had an amazing idea: he decided to sky in the capital of Bucharest, literally in the middle of the road. This short clip made waves in Romania and I think it’s pretty interesting to watch. How would you like to sky in the heart of your city?
Posted on 26 January 2010 by Codrin Arsene
90 people lost their lives in a EA plane crash two days ago. My most sincere condolences go to the families affected by this tragedy. It is only the third fatal accident in Ethiopian Airlines’ history, the largest airline in Africa.
Posted on 24 January 2010 by Codrin Arsene
One month after the most contested elections in Romania’s post-communist history ended with the incumbent president winning a second term, Romanian mass-media has been invaded by serious witchcraft accusations with profound implications for those involved and with far-reaching consequences. Many of us interested in witchcraft already know that it is not important if these accusations [...]
Posted on 14 January 2010 by Codrin Arsene
So, I’m going back to my country. That’s not necessarily a reason to blog about unless you are extremely narcissistic. I’m not there now so I will tell you exactly why I’m going to Romania. Let me tell you from the beginning that I booked my flight today and I’m leaving tomorrow, coming back in [...]
Posted on 13 January 2010 by Codrin Arsene
From anthropologists Jean and John Comaroff comes a new and intriguing analysis of the role ethnicity could and should play in today’s world. Given that contemporary nation-states are forced to acknowledge the existence and the implications of social and ethnic heterogeneity like never before, it appears that a new opportunity for ethnic groups in search [...]
Posted on 01 January 2010 by Codrin Arsene
There are no easy solutions in life, and Disgrace, the movie adaptation of Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee’s Booker Prize winning novel of the same name, tends to express that reality more dramatically than any movie I have watched in recent years. Before going into details about the movie, I would to stress the fact that [...]